Category Archives: Shopping Hints

Ugg SALE for Women up to 65% Off


Hi Everyone,

There is a great sale going on at They are having a sale on Ugg brand shoes and boots for women. NOW is the time to purchase these boots, so you can save up to 65% from the normal retail price.  It may be warming up in some parts of the country, but Ugg footwear is something that NEVER goes out of style.

So, go to NOW to save some BIG bucks on Ugg footwear for women.




Plus-Size Gals Rejoice with Gwynnie Bee


This post is for all plus-size ladies. I feel your pain when it comes to shopping for stylish looking outfits in extended sizes. First of all, many stores still carry styles that look like they could be used as drapes or tablecloths when not being worn. Secondly, many of the stores that carry plus-sized clothing “hide” the department up on the second or third floor in a back corner, as if extended-size clothing was something illegal like heroin or cocaine. Lastly, some of the manufacturers say the clothing is “plus-sized,” but the clothing is not cut correctly and is really “skinny” clothing with more flow.

Thanks to Gywynnie Bee plus-size ladies who wear from sizes 10-32 can all rejoice. Now you can rent gorgeous and stylish outfits for reasonable prices every month. Plus, if you love the outfit you can purchase it at a discount!!  Right now Gwynnie Bee is offering a 30-days for FREE. You can choose the 1, 2, or 3 piece plan, and get this plan for FREE for 30-days. There is NO OBLIGATION and you can cancel (very easily) online, if you decide not to continue.

Go to Gwynnie Bee NOW to check out all the great clothing options and sign-up NOW!  You have nothing to lose.  So, don’t delay. The FREE 30-day trial is a limited time offer. Go to Gwynnie Bee right NOW.

Earn FREE Money When Making Your Online Purchases Year Round


Your Discount Queen loves getting things for FREE, but nothing beats getting FREE money!!  Many people will be making purchases this year for their holiday gifts via the Internet, so why not get back some of that money you will be spending on others to spend on YOURSELF?

eBates is a company that is FREE to join. I suggest once you join, you download their eBates button to your browser’s toolbar. This way EVERY TIME you visit a merchant’s site eBates will let you know if the merchant is participating in eBates. You then click on the eBates icon and that is it!  Any shopping you do on the site will be registered and you’ll get a percentage of your shopping back in CASH!  eBates can be set up to send you a check or transfer funds to your PayPal account.

The amount of your rebate depends on the merchant.  You could earn anywhere from 1% to 10% or more of your purchase. If you do ANY shopping online, I highly suggest you sign-up for your FREE eBates account.  If you spent over the course a year even $250.00, and the merchants used were paying a rebate of only 5%, that would be $12.50 back to you. It may not seem like a lot, but it’s FREE money, and it’s $12.50 you would NOT have had. So, why not join and start getting your FREE money TODAY.

eBates has MANY major merchants participating in their program.  Some popular merchants include: eBay, Macy’s, Kohls, Walmart, Amazon, Avon,, and many others.  Participating merchants are subject to change, and they also periodically change the rebates amounts offered.

Don’t wait, go to eBates  NOW and sign-up for your FREE account and starting earning FREE money TODAY!!

Go Out and Have FUN for Le$$ Money


I don’t know about you, but the Discount Queen LOVES to go out and have fun.  Having new experiences makes life more interesting, but going out shouldn’t mean choosing between a fun night out and making your car payment or light bill.  There are many ways to go out and experience things like a restaurant you’ve never been too, some pampering, like a massage, or even seeing a live show without causing your wallet to cry the “I’m so Broke I Could Cry” blues.

Here are a few ways to go out and have fun without spending tons of money:

Join  This site lets you purchase gift certificates to participating restaurants in amounts of $10, $25, $50, or $100 at a fraction of that cost. The “normal” price is usually $10 for a $25 gift certificate.  **HOWEVER** I highly suggest joining their site (it’s FREE), and getting on their mailing list.  You will then be notified when the company is offering sale on their certificates.  Typically the sale price is $4 for a $25 certificate, but I have seen them goes as low as $2 for a $25 certificate. This is when you LOAD up on certificates. They are good FOREVER, they can be EXCHANGED for different restaurants, and if a location goes out of business or stops taking certificates, the company will notify you so you can choose another restaurant. This is a wonderful way to check out a place you’ve been dying to visit, but didn’t want to risk paying full price for the “unknown.”  Go to to learn more and explore all the restaurants in your area.

If you want to do more than just eat out, there are many sites that offer exciting options at a discount. Many of these sites offer discounts of 50% or more for activities like like shows, massages (and other forms of pampering), comedy, and of course dining out. Two of my favorite sites to check for discounts is Groupon and Living Social. However, to save yourself some time and to compare the best deal I highly suggest signing up for  Yipit searches multiple discount sites to find the best deals in your area on a plethora of activities.

My final suggestion for locating things to do at a major discount is Goldstar EventsGoldstar offers tickets to stage shows like Oz, Rent, Book of Mormon, and many others at up to 50% off. They also offer tickets to music productions, comedy shows, tribute bands, and so much more.  Be sure to check out Goldstar to explore all the fun you could be having in your own area for LE$$ money.

Entertainment Book–Sad News For ALL Discount Lovers


Hello Everyone,

I am VERY sad to announce that The Entertainment Book, a company who’s been in business for over 60 years, is now out of business.  They filed for bankruptcy. You can read details here: 

You can watch a video regarding this closure here:

I was a BIG lover of the Entertainment Book for decades.  They had 2 for 1 coupons for fast food, casual, and fine dining. Plus, they had coupons for more than just food.  There were movies, attractions, and shopping coupons.

I cannot tell you how sad this makes me, and my heart goes out to all the employees at Entertainment Book who are now out of a job.

Theresa aka The Discount Queen

Romantic Goth and Vintage Styled Clothing For Everyone


Hi Everyone,

You know how your Discount Queen LOVES to shop. Well the other day I came across the most interesting website.  The site can be found at This site carries great looking vintage inspired clothing and romantic Goth outfits.

What makes this site stand out from all the other is that Chic Star “partners” with up and coming designers.  ANYONE can submit a fashion design (skirt, dress, pants, etc).  If Chic Star thinks the design has potential they will put the design up on their site and LET THE PUBLIC VOTE for the design.  The “winning” designs are then then produced and sold on Chic Star.

The best part about Chic Star is they carry sizes to please both women who wear plus sizes and and misses sizes.  The reason the site is being highlighted here is because Chic Star offers unique fashions at EXTREMELY reasonable prices.  They’re sale section has items starting at only $10.00, and many of the fashions are under $50.00.  Keep in mind these are not your typical “off the rack” outfits.  These are “designed” by fashion designers who are trying to get their fashions out to the general public.

So, go check out NOW.  Plus NOW through 11/30 if you use coupon code HOTCHIC at check-out you’ll save 10% off their already low prices.  So, check them out NOW and don’t forget your HOTCHIC online discount.

Have GREAT TIME shopping and don’t forget to: SHOP SMART (This means SAVE your 10% at check-out by using discount code HOTCHIC).

The Discount Queen

Walgreens FREE Photo Special


Hi Everyone,
if you don’t have a “photo” account with Walgreens when you sign-up you’ll get 25 4×6 photos for FREE.

However, don’t fret if you already use Walgreens for photo processing because right now through August 14th you can get photos processed for only .10 cents per print.  You must order at least 50 prints, but at .10 cents that’s only $5 bucks!

Please click HERE to get the discount code and to read all the “fine print.”

If you’ve been procrastinating to get your digital photos turned into “real” photos, then now is the time you’ve been waiting for. This is a great deal and you shouldn’t let it pass you buy.

I hope you all have a great Friday and don’t forget to have fun shopping, but: SHOP SMART!

The Discount Queen